When you want to wow an out of town guest or family member where do you take them?
When you need a breath of fresh, fragrant air, and a break from the madness of urban living, where do you escape?
When you want a reminder of what Seattle was like before the cranes went up and the skyline became crowded with growth, where can you turn?
When you crave an exotic trip around the world to satisfy your botanical questions and curiosities, where can you go?
YOU GO TO VOLUNTEER PARK CONSERVATORY
Why? Because you know that regardless of the weather, the Conservatory’s displays will be magnificent inspiring and healing.
Because you realize it’s getting harder and harder to find places left unchanged by the ever-moving tide of development sweeping your home town.
Because you know that you can take pride showing your friends and family a world-class botanical collection that belongs truly to you and your neighbors.
And because you know that your support has made a difference and kept the Conservatory a civic treasure.
Your contributions have allowed the Friends of the Conservatory to advocate on your behalf, fighting to ensure the Conservatory’s doors remain open and welcoming to the public as it has for over a century.
Thanks to you, the FOC has touched the lives of thousands – whether they got involved in grassroots campaigns to sustain and preserve the historic building, or took part in a docent-led tour or workshop, or attended a spectacular after-hours celebration, or simply took home a new leafy friend from one of the semi-annual plant sales or Palm House Gift Shop – Your support of the FOC has allowed these programs to continue.
The FOC is your direct link to supporting Volunteer Park Conservatory. For 35 years the FOC has given you and the community a voice and ensure that voice is heard. We exist to serve you and provide Education, Outreach, Advocacy, Sustainability and Legacy at the Conservatory through our programming.
As we move forward the FOC counts on your support – now more than ever. Your gift is extremely important to the FOC because it provides resources that make an immediate impact – that will help us through these interesting – and challenging – times.
Your gift of $100, $500, $1,000 or $5,000 can make all the difference… to our educational classes and workshops, docent tours, plant sales, gift shop, event and outreach programming, and our small staff and volunteers – to everyone here who works to serve you and the Conservatory now and in the future.
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING AS GENEROUS A GIFT AS YOU CAN
As Seattle Parks and Recreation transitions to a municipal parks district, the FOC is committed to ensuring the Conservatory is not left behind, and remains open and accessible– for you, for your loved ones, for every person in the community – now, and for the next 100 years.
Please help to make this possible with your contribution. Your donation will make a world of difference. I promise you.
Thank you so much for your help.
Friends of the Conservatory